About Karl

February 01, 2021 Brian Martin Photographer tags: Karl 0 comments
If it can be photographed, Karl Sutphin has probably tried taking a photo of it along his life journey with a camera.  If it can’t be photographed, he has probably tried it anyway.  Karl’s photography is not easy to classify in theme, style, age, context, gender… or any other fancy art/photo terms that come to mind. Karl’s dad, a great nature and landscape photographer, gave him his first camera when he was five.  As he grew up, he shot tons of rolls of film and progressed through many more cameras. During Karl’s undergraduate studies, he flourished in photojournalism classes in between his psychology and education curricula.  While there, he learned how to capture decisive moments involving people, events, complex stories, and narratives.  Karl also learned how to develop and print black and white film and photos in the darkroom, which he still does on occasion today. In 2003, Karl’s wife gave him a birthday gift of a private tutorial with Kim Weston at Edward’s, Kim’s grandfather, home outside of Carmel, CA.  With his new Hasselblad in hand, Karl learned from Kim the basics of fine-art nude photography. Since those early workshops, Karl continues to refine his craft, art, vision, and […] Read More

About Brian

February 01, 2021 Brian Martin Photographer tags: Brian 0 comments
Over 20 years as a military and commercial pilot, Brian Martin has been fortunate to travel the world and photograph aviation, nature, architecture, and cultures.   His transition from hobbyist to a certified professional photographer grew out of his wife’s work as a model and entertainment producer.   From belly dancers to bodybuilders, rappers to aspiring designers, Brian delighted in the merging of culture, lighting, and personality to make diverse artistic images. Since 2008, Brian has focused his lens and his imagination on concept shoots, especially art nudes and elegant erotica.   His early seminars in Europe were devoted to helping models and photographers blend technical knowledge and creative inspiration.  Since returning to the U.S. in 2012, Brian has trained with a variety of exceptional photographers and professional models to refine his vision and expand his team. Brian’s ambition for LensExpose is to provide the right atmosphere for photographers to learn how to get the most out of their equipment, their models, and their vision.   Just like a great image is the result of synergy between the subject and the photographer, a great seminar should be a two-way collaboration of creative energy to produce growth in both the instructor […] Read More